Welcome to The Grove! Our church is centered around two convictions. First, we believe God wants to transform your life. Secondly, we believe that God wants to use you to transform the lives of others. Since our inception, we have witnessed thousands of lives transformed, touched, and mended by the life transforming power of God. We would love to welcome you to our family, church, and community whenever you decide to worship with us. We don’t believe transformation is coming; we believe transformation is here!
At The Grove, we are a progressive community of believers being transformed, by God, and transforming others through spiritual development, radical generosity, holistic wellness, social witness, and community engagement.
We are transformed people, transforming the world.
We desire to experience the transformative power of God in every area of our church, lives, families, and communities. As we experience this level of transformation, we are empowered to transform others – to help make life better for someone else. In Romans, the apostle Paul, says that as we are transformed, our minds are renewed. As our minds are renewed, we are then able to clearly identify God’s promise, plan, and purpose for our lives.
We are family. We are the embodiment of infinite possibilities. We are agents of transformation. We are The Grove.
In order to fully understand where we are going, we must first appreciate where we have been. Check out this video as we examine the history of our church and how we arrived to the point of celebrating 135 years as a church family. You’ll hear from senior members of our congregation as they reminisce on the journey of growth and transformation our church has experienced over the many decades. We celebrate, “From where we’ve come.”
We believe God exists eternally and equally in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:9)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will return to earth to reign as King. (Matthew 1:22-23; Romans 1:3-4; Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-15)
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He was constantly spoken of and promised by Jesus. He lives in every Christian from the moment of authentic conversion to indwell, infill, enlighten, empower, lead, guide, correct, convict, and comfort their lives. (John 14:16-18; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 8:15; Acts 1:8)
We believe what the Bible says about itself which is that it is inspired by God. It is a collection of writings by human authors who were under the authority and guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is to be interpreted according to its context and purpose and when “rightly divided” it is the ultimate authority for our faith, our lives, and the practices of our church. (Matthew 22:29; 2 Timothy 3:15-16; Romans 15:4 )
Salvation is God’s free gift to humanity but as is the case with any gift, it must be received. The way we receive this gift is only by trusting in the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. (1 Timothy 2:5; Romans 10:9)
We believe that tithes, offerings, and alms are God’s financial plan for the support of His work. (Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; 2 Corinthians 9:6-12)
We believe that discipline is a gift from Christ given to His church to promote its health and productivity. (Matthew 18:15-20; Proverbs 19:18)